I am a daughter, a sister, an Aunt , a best friend, a girlfriend, a Godmother, a confidant, a supervisor, a co-worker, a mentor, a mediator, a surrogate mother, a butcher, a baker and a candle stick maker….ok scratch the last 3. Needless to say if you look at my ever-growing list I am a little bit of something to everyone in my life, but I consistently forget myself. I am the high priestess of putting out fire and holding back other people personal life apocalypse, but I always find myself on the proverbial back burner. It has become almost a sickness the need to tend to everyone elses wound while mine open and fester and it’s getting really old really quick. The real problem arises when you decide that the candle you are burning at both ends is scorching your fingers, and then you have to choose help others or lose yourself.
You have to realize that although helping the masses raises your good karma losing yourself in the process has the adverse effect. You can’t give your all if you are whittled down to nothing. The more you let people take pieces of you pie the more like you will be left with a sliver or just and empty tin.
I am now making the conscious effort to not spread myself so thin that I am transparent. Let see how this goes…..pray to your favorite deity for me, folks will not be happy!